Who: Kristen Schaefer, brand ambassador
What’s your fashion statement piece? I wear a lot of copper bangles, copper-colored rings and copper necklaces. When we launched Absolut Elyx about two years ago, we used a lot of copper elements in our décor, and I started to see it would be great to actually wear.
Where do you buy your copper jewelry? I have a jeweler, Allison Lundahl (SilverStringsStrands.com). She makes all of my copper pieces. I found her at First Friday. She does all sorts of items—tie clips for men, bangles, earrings. I call her and tell her what I need, and she figures it out.
What brought you to Las Vegas? The opportunities for food and beverage are endless. I started off as a hostess when I was 16, and I worked my way up the ladder. I’ve been in Vegas for eight years now—I moved here from upstate New York. I wanted to expand my horizons.